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Join others 50+ to train for a half-marathon walk

January 23rd, 2014 by Doree

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Sound Steps program is once again hosting free half-marathon walk training to active adults age 50+. The info session is from 2-4 p.m. next Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Participants work toward a 5K, 10K or half-marathon walk. Join others on Saturday mornings for a group training walk from February through June, meeting at Ampersand Café, 424 N. 85th St. at 9 a.m. Ampersand offers a 10 percent discount to Sound Steps walkers.

Members of the group will train for three walk events:

  • St Paddy’s Day 5K on Saturday, March 15 at Jefferson Community Center
  • Green Lake Loop 5K/10K on Saturday, April 19 at Green Lake Community Center
  • Lake Union Loop 10K/Half Marathon on Saturday, June 14 at Gasworks Park.

If you can’t attend the info session but would like to join the training group, please RSVP to Mari Becker, mari.becker@seattle.gov.

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Seattle Parks offers Sound Steps spring training program for adults 50+

January 10th, 2013 by Doree

Seattle Parks Department’s Sound Steps program is for adults 50 and over, who would like to train for a 5 kilometer, 10 kilometer, or half-marathon walk. Beginning and experienced walkers are welcome.

Parks is hosting two orientation sessions. The north-end session is from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.,

Saturday morning training walks will take place from February through June, in south and north Seattle. Call Mari Becker at 206-684-4664 or email her atmari.becker@seattle.gov to sign up for an orientation session where you will receive your registration packet.

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